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XION Gaming Series XON-310_BK Black with Blue LED Light Steel / Plastic MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: For the price, this is one great case. It accommodates everything a general purpose builder would need.

-Single 2.5" and 3.5" drive area, some people don't like their drives vertical but the design is well laid out.

-Top mounted PSU, i find this to be a better use of space and it allows for direct airflow over the GPU / motherboard.

-Included front fan, Nice touch for a case this inexpensive.

-Great cable management (see other thoughts)

Cons: I have no major gripes with this case. However, there are some minor issues that some users could run across.

-Would it really cost that much more to finish the other 2 holes for the rear 80mm fan mount?

-The expansion slots *punch outs* are incredibly flimsy, My very light HD6670 flops around even while secured. *Use caution if you have a heavy GPU.*

-Replacing the front fan can be a pain if you have large hands, the screws that hold the front bezel on are in some awkward spots.

Other Thoughts: Overall i love this little case, I would recommend this case to anyone who doesn't need an 5.25"bay. If you need a bay look elsewhere.

Also, for anyone looking for super easy cable management, pick up a (VANTEC HDA-525P 3.5" to 5.25" Front Bay Converter) and pop the front bezel off. then just screw it into the lower 5.25" bay. I had a few of these laying around and they make the best little cable cubbies and they add an extra drive mount.

*This case has internal 5.25" bay mounts however, there are NO external bays*

Side note, is it some kind of conspiracy that not a single case is under $27. Even if its less, the shipping brings it up to $27, and after that most cases have free shipping.

Raijintek AIDOS Black, 4pcs 6mm Heat-Pipe, 9225mm Pwm Fan, Compact Size Cup Cooler, Multiple Mounting Kits for Intel & AMD
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Obvious pros are obvious
-Performance, much better than i expected.
-No metal clips to hold the fans on, nice little rubber nubs

Overall my temps are about 7C lower than the stock (copper core) I7 cooler, not bad in my book.

Cons: -packaging is a down right inadequate. My unit had several severely bent fins on the top corners, i bent them back to normal, but i suspect that if i had to bend them again they would snap.

Other Thoughts: I will be the first to admit that i only purchased this because it was on sale. I noticed that it was compatible with the Metis, which is basically the same as the Raidmax Atomic, or the DIYPC version, so i went for it.

LIAN LI PC-TU200B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs You only get once, don't buy. 08/15/2015

This review is from: LIAN LI PC-TU200B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: At first i was in love, Now i can't even use the thing. At it's core this is one of the nicest cases I've ever come across. It looks good, it's portable, it can house a large number of drives and a long graphics card.

Cons: However, as nice as this case may be. There is one fatal design flaw, the plastic clips that hold the side panels on. After about eight months of ownership i installed another HDD, after opening my case seven out of the eight tabs snapped. After further inspection i noticed how brittle and cheaply made they are. The worst part is that i checked online and there are only a few sites which sell replacement tabs and some are charging up to five dollars per tab. There are eight tabs per side!

Other Thoughts: I can now no longer close my case, the remaining TAB is insufficient to hold the side panel on. I am torn between purchasing an entirely different case, or shelling out up to eighty dollars to fix the one i have.

Do not, under any circumstances purchase this case. Unless you plan on opening this case ONCE, and i truly mean once *i only ever opened mine once*. I love Lian-LI cases but this one let me down in the long run


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Display Name: Michael C.

Date Joined: 08/23/12

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  • First Review: 02/12/14
  • Last Review: 10/04/15
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